In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Orlando is a gorgeous marmalade cat with gooseberry-green eyes.
- "Sir Winston requested in his will that there should always be a marmalade cat named Jock in comfortable residence at the House," explains Victoria, part of whose job description is to look after the current incumbent, six-year-old Jock III.
- He meets a little white mouse, a marmalade cat, a black-and-white cow, a green crocodile, a grinning lion, a big-eared elephant and a gigantic whale.
- The term marmalade cat applies to several Malawi species with certain markings.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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